cyathus

noun

cy·​a·​thus
ˈsīəthəs
1
or kyathos
ˈkīəˌthäs
plural cyathi
-ˌthī
or kyathoi
-ˌthȯi
: a long-handled cup or earthenware ladle used especially in ancient Greece for filling drinking cups with wine
2
plural cyathi [New Latin, from Latin] : any small cup-shaped cavity or organ of a plant
especially : cupule sense 1c
3
capitalized [New Latin, from Latin] : a genus of bird's-nest fungi having the fruit body narrowed at the base and flaring at the top compare nidulariaceae

Word History

Etymology

Latin & Greek; Latin cyathus, from Greek kyathos; akin to Greek koilos hollow

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“Cyathus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyathus. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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